The winning baseball tradition at both the junior high and high school levels in Valmeyer has spilled over into the summer with the successful implementation of an American Legion baseball program over the past few years.
Last year, Post 901 featured both junior and senior legion squads.
This summer, Post 901 fields two junior legion baseball teams.
Valmeyer 1 is 5-3 on the season with a 5-1 league record entering play this week.
Mike McCarthy serves as head coach with Mike Fausz assisting Valmeyer 1.
The top hitters on the Valmeyer 1 squad are Henry Weber (.565, seven RBIs, six stolen bases), Sam Fitzwilliam (.370, eight RBIs, six stolen bases) and Riley McCarthy (.364, three triples). All three were valuable members of the Valmeyer High School varsity ball club in the spring.
On the mound, Sam Huebner is 2-0 with a 1.24 ERA in 11.3 innings pitched.
Valmeyer 2 is 1-6 on the season. That team is coached by Greg Reinhardt with his son Philip assisting. Philip Reinhardt, the ace lefty of the VHS baseball squad, is too old for junior legion but plays whenever the team takes on senior legion squads.
Leading the way in hitting for Valmeyer 2 are Aidan Karsten (.357) and Evan Rowe-Brown (.313)
Drew Shevlin has been the pitching leader so far for Valmeyer 2. He is 1-1 with a 2.86 ERA.
Valmeyer will host the District 22 Junior Legion Tournament taking place July 19-22 at Borsch Park.